DOD Competes More Services than Products

March 15, 2012

The Defense Department held a steady stream of competition for its contracts last year, but it offered more competitive contracts for services than for products, according to a new report.

In fiscal 2011, the competition rate for dollars obligated across DOD on contracts and task orders for services was substantially higher than the competition rate for products—78 percent compared to 41 percent, the Government Accountability Office reported March 15.

The competition rate is the percentage of dollars obligated through full-and-open contracts compared to all contracts and orders. 

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